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Local authority associations from across the UK call for meeting on more powers
Atam Verdi, Director at the property regeneration consultancy, gives and outside perspective of the civil service
The government is considering extending the Social Value Act to include goods, works, infrastructure and public assets, under a Cabinet Office review.
Victor Adebowale may be a peer of the realm, but his ideas for public service reform – built on 30 years’ experience in housing and social care – challenge established thinking. Winnie Agbonlahor meets him
Helen Edwards left a career in frontline social work and charity management for a job on Whitehall; now she's the DCLG's deputy permanent secretary. She tells Matt Ross about pursuing change in service delivery, councils, and her own department. Photo by Mark Weeks
Dataset _Land use statistics
Data owner _The Office for National Statistics
Accessed at _http://bit.ly/1r4Vj7g
Interviewee _Jeni Tennison, Open Data Institute
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has committed to spending up to £10bn on the government’s Help to Buy scheme without establishing whether it represents the most effective way of using taxpayers’ money, the Public Accounts Committee have said in a report published on 18 July.
Garden cities have long been a fertile idea in public policy. First planned over a century ago, they flowered in Hertfordshire in the ‘20s – and now this perennial concept is set to bear fruit once again. Colin Marrs reports
AECOM’s Associate Director of Sustainability, Michael Henderson, considers the environmental and economic benefits of effective water management in urban areas.